To Canadian Pacific.


The Empress of Scotland (26,313 grt, 666 ft. long), originally the Empress of Japan
for Canadian Pacific's Vancouver-Yokohama service, was delivered in 1930.
A troop transport during WW2, she was transferred to the North Atlantic after the war to become the Empress of Scotland.
She was sold to the Hamburg-Atlantic Line in 1958 and rebuilt as the Hanseatic.

The Simplon Postcards website has a page on the history of the Empress of Scotland with many postcards/photos.

The The Great Ocean Liners website covers a lot of famous liners, also the Empress of Scotland.


The Empress of France (20,448 grt in 1948, 601 ft. long).
Delivered in 1928 as the Duchess of Bedford, she was renamed in 1947. She was sold for scrap in 1960.


The Empress of Australia (19,379 grt in 1953, 574 ft. long).
Originally the De Grasse of the French Line, she was delivered in 1924.
She was sold to CP in 1953, but sold again to Siosa Line in 1956 and renamed Venezuela.
She stranded near Cannes in 1962 and was scrapped.

The Simplon Postcards website has a page on the history of the Empress of Australia.

The The Great Ocean Liners website covers a lot of famous liners, also the Empress of Australia.

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This page last updated July 29, 2011.